Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, or even Dylan Minnette are the stars of “Scream” alongside the iconic trio of the franchise. Focus on the careers of these young actors that you have surely already seen in cinema or on TV.
Eleven years after the release of Scream 4, Sidney (Neve Campbell), Gale (Courteney Cox), and Dewey (David Arquette) return to service in Scream, the fifth installment of the horror saga directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Wedding Nightmare), continuing the legacy of Wes Craven, who passed away in 2015.
And if the star trio of the franchise is back to the delight of fans, this time they team up with a new band of young people who in turn find themselves targeted by Ghostface, for a reason that everyone world ignores.
New characters who are embodied, among others, by Melissa Barrerra, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, and Mason Gooding, whom you have surely already seen in recent years in cinema and on television, from The Boys to 13 Reasons Why, passing by You and Where we come from.
Focus on these young actors who will certainly be talked about a lot in the weeks to come…
Melissa Barrera – Sam Carpenter
Revealed by the series Vida, of which she was one of the two stars for three seasons, from 2018 to 2020, the Mexican actress Melissa Barrera was on screen at the cinema in 2021 of the musical Where we come from .
Heroine of the new installment of the Scream franchise, which is released in theaters 25 years after the original, she will soon be in the credits of Carmen, the first film by Benjamin Millepied, as well as the star of the survival series Breathe expected on Netflix.
Jenna Ortega – Tara Carpenter
Another female sensation from the fifth installment of Scream, Jenna Ortega notably distinguished herself on television in Jane The Virgin, in the role of Jane child, in season 2 of You, where she camped the new young neighbor of Joe (Penn Badgley ), and has appeared for several seasons in the voice cast of the Netflix animated series Jurassic World: the Cretaceous Colo, in which she doubles Brooklynn in VO.
On the cinema side, we could see Jenna Ortega in Iron Man 3, Insidious: Chapter 2, in Yes Day with Jennifer Garner, as well as in the Netflix horror comedy The Babysitter: Killer Queen, where she made a remarkable arrival alongside the actors of the first movie.
And it is again on the streaming platform that she will soon be talked about since the 19-year-old actress will play the title role of Wednesday Addams in the Wednesday series directed by Tim Burton.
Jack Quaid – Richie Kirsch
If the face of Jack Quaid, alias Richie, Sam’s boyfriend in Scream, is not unknown to you, it’s normal since the son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan is one of the stars of the series The Boys, which will return to Prime Video this summer for a long-awaited season 3.
But Jack Quaid, who landed his first role in The Hunger Games in 2012, also starred in the Vinyl series and in the movie Rampage – Out of Control opposite Dwayne Johnson. And he has been lending his voice to Lieutenant Brad Boimler in the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks since 2020.
Dylan Minnette – Wes Hicks
Appeared in many series including Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, or Awake, Dylan Minnette really made a name for himself in 2017 thanks to the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, in which he played the hero, Clay Jensen, for four seasons until in 2020.
On the cinema side, the one who plays the son of Judy Hicks (Marley Shelton) in Scream is particularly illustrated in Let me enter, Prisoners, Alexander and his frightfully terrible and dreadful day, Goosebumps – The film, Don’t Breathe , and The Open House. So he’s already used to the chills.
And Dylan Minnette is not only an actor since he is also the singer of the rock group Wallows, which released its first album in 2019.
Jasmine Savoy Brown – Mindy Meeks-Martin
Mindy, Chad’s sister, and niece of Randy Meeks in Scream, is played by Jasmin Savoy Brown who was revealed in 2015 thanks to the role of Evie Murphy in The Leftovers.
Since then, she has appeared in the legal series For The People, also with Britt Robertson, which was launched in 2018 and lasted two seasons on ABC. As well as in the slasher Conductor (Sound of Violence) which does not yet have a release date in France.
As for Canal+ subscribers, they will soon find the young actress alongside Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, or even Melanie Lynskey in the series Yellowjackets, which will arrive in the coming months on the encrypted channel and relates the attempted survival of the members of a women’s soccer team following the crash of the plane they were on.
Mikey Madison – Amber Freeman
Mikey Madison, who lends her features to Amber in Scream, is best known for her role as Max Fox, one of Sam’s (Pamela Adlon) daughters, in the series Better Things.
And on the cinema side, the 22-year-old American actress distinguished herself in the films The Monster and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, in which she played Sadie, one of the members of the Manson Family.
Sonia Ammar – Liv McKenzie
Model and singer, the French Sonia Ammar, who had previously appeared in the film Jappeloup, landed her first major role thanks to Scream.
Kyle Gallner – Vince Schneider
Revealed in the mid-2000s by his roles as Bart Allen and Cassidy “Beaver” Casablancas in Smallville and Veronica Mars, Kyle Gallner then participated in numerous series, including CSI: Manhattan, Big Love, The Shield, or more recently Outsiders and Interrogation, in which he held one of the main roles.
In the cinema, the 35-year-old actor stood out in The Last Rite, Jennifer’s Body, Freddy – The Claws of the Night, remake of the cult film by Wes Craven released in 2010, Dear White People, Sublimes Creatures, and American Sniper. And more than ten years after Freddy, he finds the world of horror films – and Craven – on the occasion of this fifth installment of Scream, to discover in theaters this week.